Zack Snyder was initially in charge of the Justice League when production first began. However, a family tragedy forced the director to step away, with director Joss Whedon tapped as his replacement to complete the film. Upon release, fans weren’t enthusiastic about the results, with reshoots that ultimately changed Snyder’s original vision. Ray Fisher, who plays the role of Cyborg, has been one of the biggest supporters of the Snyder Cut. The actor previously praised Whedon when Snyder picked him as his replacement, but Fisher is now retracting his comments in a recent post.
Fisher shared a video of himself from the San Diego Comic-Con 2017, where he was praising Whedon when he came on board to pick up what was left for the movie. He even mentioned that Snyder picked a “good person to come in and clean up and finish up for him.” However, he captioned the post, saying that he is “forcefully” retracting “every bit” of his comments. You can check it out below:
I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
It was evident that Whedon changed much of Snyder’s original plans, including that of Cyborg’s arc. The film was supposed to be some sort of origin story for the hero, but most of it didn’t make it into the final cut, making Cyborg a poorly developed character.
It's no surprise that Fisher stands with the Snyder Cut and opposes his praises of Whedon, seeing as he’s been very vocal about the former’s version to be released. This also suggests that the cast members’ every statement doesn’t necessarily reflect the things happening behind the scenes.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set for release on HBO Max in early 2021.